No action of ours can express enough gratitude towards our great teachers and mentors. They are the only guiding light that helps us get through the wild realities of life. We can only imagine doing all that we can to put forth how thankful we are, but somehow we hardly execute our thoughts. Indian mythological texts narrate the story of Eklavya chopping his thumb to thank his great-great teacher Dronacharya. Such students are hard to find, however, we have got you a great example of one – Halle Berry.
Halle Berry didn’t chop her finger off but she did something truly awe-inspiring. Ms. Berry, an Academy Award-winning actor, and director, honors her fifth-grade teacher, Yvonne, with a remarkable home makeover on HGTV’s Celebrity IOU.
Halle Berry surprises her fifth-grade teacher
The sequence was filmed for the season finale of the program, which aired on Monday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET. The actress worked with Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott to renovate her fifth-grade teacher Yvonne’s 1920s home. The brothers who help celebrities such as Ali Wong, Howie Mandel, Lisa Kudrow, Tiffany Haddish, and others surprise their loved ones with a beautiful home renovation feature in HGTV’s renowned home restoration series ‘Celebrity IOU.’ Many viewers were moved by the actress’s closeness with her teacher, and the episode starring her left many in tears.
Oh my gosh! 10 minutes in on #CelebrityIOU & @halleberry got me ugly crying! You can never discount the magic of a teacher who really cares. It's a gift & a treasure! @hgtv #HGTV So excited to see how this turns out!— Cyndi B (@cynmdmi) June 7, 2022
They designed the hell out of this home! It exudes so much class & style, fitting of a beautiful teacher & her Oscar winning student @halleberry. It's sophisticated but not fussy. Stylish, but functional. This was a great episode, all I needed to see was @vanhunt— Trisha Clerk 📚 (@TClerk) June 7, 2022
Chiiillleee, Halle Berry had the Property Brothers renovate her childhood teacher's house, and y'all know how I feel about educators, so I was NO GOOD! They even had some of her former students pop up and surprise her. They gave this beautiful Black woman her flowers, okay??!— Mrs. Bre Ambrose McClaren (@BREyond_Amazing) June 7, 2022
Teachers are so pivotal in the lives of their students. They should be paid more money. I’m glad Halle Berry is doing this for her former teacher. ❤️#celebrityiou— Nicole (@AyoAdi) June 7, 2022
With the help of ‘Celebrity IOU’ hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott, Halle Berry aids in the demolition of the home in the season finale of the program. The guys were astounded by her powers as they worked together to demolish the kitchen. All of her action-packed film roles had helped her to relax into her position on the show and do an amazing job on the demolition, the hosts discovered.
Celebrity IOU features Hollywood A-listers wielding sledgehammers and power tools in order to assist an amazing person in their lives with renovations. Drew and Jonathan, as well as their celeb friends, inspire, delight, and move viewers to joyful tears with extremely personal stories of appreciation in this series. Working alongside the Brothers, the celebrities get their hands dirty to transform the homes of their worthy friends and mentors. Scott Brothers Entertainment produces Celebrity IOU, with Drew and Jonathan serving as executive producers.